Many people when hearing the word ‘cleanse’ assume this means colon cleanse; when in fact, a whole body nutritional cleansing program is very different from a colon cleanse.
What is a whole body nutritional cleanse?
A whole body cleanse feeds the body with the nutrition it needs to repair, restore, and return to its natural balance. It also includes a range of herbs and botanicals to help the body remove toxins and impurities from the body.
Nutritional cleansing programs, like the Isagenix 9 and 30 day cleansing programs, focus on the whole body rather than one specific area.
A whole body cleanse is gentle on the body, and very effective.
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What is a colon cleanse?
A colon cleanse, as you would expect, focuses only on the colon. You may have seen lots of horrible pictures on the internet, and stories of people sitting on the toilet for a whole day. This is often because the products contain laxatives (usually natural).
The aim of a colon cleanse is to remove impacted matter, toxins and parasites from the colon area, and many people who have undertaken a colon cleanse have experienced good results.
The problem is that they put a stress on the body and get rid of both the bad and the good, meaning you are often depleted after your colon cleanse. The other problem is that they don’t deal with the root cause of the problem, and often the issues will return again shortly after completing your colon cleanse.
Is a detox the same as a cleanse?
This is another area that confuses people, because ‘detox’ and ‘cleanse’ are two words that are used frequently.
Detoxification is actually a medical term that refers to the body’s ability to remove toxins through our organs and natural elimination processes (see Wikipedia definition). Any product which claims to be a ‘detox’ is not very honest; as this is something only the body can do.
A cleanse is a program designed to support the body, and improve its ability to process toxins efficiently and quickly. The ingredients contained in these products will not actually remove the toxins themselves, but assist the liver, blood, digestive system and other organs in doing their job.
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The liver is actually a very clever organ, and is able to process a wide range of toxins and impurities and send them out of the body through your urine and sweat. In a person who is very healthy and clean and lives in a toxin-free environment, the body would be perfectly capable of cleansing itself. The reality, though, is that we live in polluted environments, eat foods which contain or have been sprayed with chemicals, and use personal care and cleaning products full of chemicals.
These toxins are ingested in the body and can back up as the liver fails to cope with the onslaught; that’s why we need to support the body and assist the body’s natural detoxification processes.
Isagenix – World Leaders in Nutritional Cleansing
Isagenix is definitely not a colon cleanse; it is a whole body nutritional cleansing program. It is very gentle on the body, and most people experience no side effects.
If you want a gentle, natural and effective program that targets your entire body, Isagenix is a great choice and has been enjoyed by over 200,000 people from around the world.
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How to identify a quality, safe cleansing product
Unless you have significant impacted matter or parasites, generally we would suggest avoiding harsh colon cleansing products which contain laxatives or diuretics, and focus on products which assist the body in returning to proper health. Any product you choose should be independently tested and researched to ensure it is gentle on the body, and doesn’t cause any stress or harsh side effects.
It is also important to remember that not all natural ingredients are good for the body – some herbs and botanicals can be very potent when used incorrectly, and sometimes when combined together with other ingredients. Choose a product which has positive reviews and which has been properly formulated and tested.
Look at the nutritional information and ingredients list; choose a product that doesn’t have any fillers or additives added to the product to ‘bulk’ it out, and call the company to ask them about the source of their products. Find out if they are natural or synthetic, and if natural, where do they come from? Find out a bit more about their manufacturing process to extract the nutrients from the ingredients.
Ensure there is a money back guarantee, in case the product doesn’t work as you expected it to or as it was promised to work.
Remember that not all cleansing products are the same, and generally you get what you pay for – but it definitely pays to do your research carefully and understand what you are getting before you hit that big shiny buy button!